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Root Cause: Climate Change and Niger Wind

root cause: British Columbia and Ontario battling forest fires that rage out of control, according to Toronto Star. The extreme weather list goes on. Wildfires in Greece destroying villages and taking lives. The summer of 2018 is demonstrating that the consequences of climate change are devastatingly real. The root cause of much of the migration from sub-Saharan Africa is climate change; many who leave failing farms in Niger wind up in Algeria, hoping to reach Europe, or just begging for money to send back home. Migrants collect water after they had been forcibly expelled from Algeria and returned to Agadez, Niger, via a long drive across the desert in 2016. ( As reported in the news.